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(Except this week I probably won’t be in the chat because of MAGFest, so if someone could keep the log and post it in the comments or e-mail it to me or something, I’d be much obliged…)
Massively, absurdly late, here’s the log of me watching it by myself days later:
<Froborr> So, started a chat with myself because it’s been almost a week since the episode and I still haven’t watched it.
<Froborr> Queueing it up now…
<Froborr> Manehattan Fashion Week?
<Froborr> Did she win Project Runway: Equestria?
<Froborr> I’m still trying to get over Bridleway
<Froborr> That is some Detrot-calibre pun shenanigans
<Froborr> …The Friendship Express crossing the Brooklyn Bridge?
<Froborr> That just looks… wrong.
<Froborr> LOL about musicals
<Froborr> Further confirmation that the musical numbers are no longer diegetic, and haven’t been for a long time.
<Froborr> The notion of Manhattan, the City That Hates You, being the center of kindness and generosity is… weird.
<Froborr> Although it’s possible that it’s just me that Manhattan hates, and everyone else has had wonderful experiences visiting…
<Froborr> That must be one heck of a daisy to be worth an amethyst.
<Froborr> Huh, Rarity knows Mending.
<Froborr> The Generosity song was… decent, but not great.
<Froborr> Um… you have friends with wings and teleportation spells, Rarity.
<Froborr> You don’t need a taxi.
<Froborr> And now there’s 7 minutes to get Rarity her dresses.
<Froborr> …Or… not.
<Froborr> Prim Hemline, that’s pretty good.
<Froborr> Man, Prim Hemline should hang out with the Equestria Games inspector.
<Froborr> “Oh, I don’t need luck, I cheat horribly.”
<Froborr> Yep. Idea thief.
<Froborr> And even then the assistant does all the work.
<Froborr> Wait, is Coco Ponel actually her name? That’s even better.
<Froborr> Rarity running a sweatshop is now canon.
<Froborr> “I go out of my way to get you tickets for a show, and this is how you repay me? By going to the show?”
<Froborr> The soap on a rope makes that first dress.
<Froborr> Reprise or new song?
<Froborr> Rarity sing sad song. =(
<Froborr> …How did she already arrange it if she thought they went home?
<Froborr> And then the abused assistant reveals the truth.
<Froborr> I’m going to have FUN writing on this one, it’s an even better anti-capitalist episode than SSCS6K.
<Froborr> Ah, and then the assistant gets to make the costumes.
<Froborr> Another double lesson as well, I’m liking those.
<Froborr> Okay, what is up with that rainbow sheen thing?
<Froborr> That was odd.
<Froborr> Pretty good episode overall. About damn time, too.